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New car

The A6 we have is a lot thirstier than anticipated, mainly short local stuff so has to go

Liz thinks we should get a new car on personal leasing, we both like our luxuries in a car, so I'm not so sure, it doesn't have to be a flash car, but it needs to be comfortable and big enough for family sized peeps so no mini cars, the Kia Ceed was about as small as we would want to go, I'd not object to a better used car to be honest, I think a monthly budget of £150 is enough without getting silly.

So we're looking for vehicle ideas, would like sat nav, cruise control etc if possible.
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Skoda Octavia is the answer. Great value for your money.

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Three years ago I bit the bullet and sold my...last of the big cars....SAAB 9-5 top spec for a Ceed 2 1.6 diesel.
60 MPG is far mare satisfying than 20 (and under) MPG although daily trips of less than 2 miles can reduce it to 40 MPG....Heaven!

PS. It's the estate which costs £30 a year for road tax.

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Have a gander at those ugly Nissans. Lots of toys to play with and excellent mpg.

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For your information. I average 58MPG.
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We bought a Nissan Juke earlier this year when we went down from 2 cars to one (Saab 9-3 Aero convertible and a VW Golf).

We love it.

Pros - can switch to 4 wheel drive when required (MUCH better in the recent snow and ice than 2 wheel drive); great driving position; 48mpg on MWay runs at 70mph; loads of toys (if you like that kind of thing); goes like a stabbed rat if pushed.

Cons - small boot; small fuel tank; mid 30's mpg around town on small trips.

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I'll stick with my old Range Rover, life's too damn short to worry about fuel consumption!

It will do 22mpg on a run with 4-up and luggage, all in comfort and some style, not bad for a 17-year old

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We had a Hyundai I10 and it was great but when we got the dog we felt that we needed a bit more room so last March we bought an Hyundai I20, enormous boot space and very comfortable to drive and ride in. Our Friends have a Hyundai Terracan Special Edition of 2006 vintage and we were so impressed with the quality that's why we bought the I10. We had a Discovery for 19 years and it certainly served us well, at the same time we bought our Friends Ford Focus 1.8 Turbo Diesel (until the I20 that was my favourite car) its still going strong although its a 1998, our Daughter uses it in France. We previously had a Freelander (before the I10) but hated it hence the change. We don't really need a large car but if we did would definitely go for another Hyundai, Vantage in Stockport who we deal with regularly ring us to see if there are any problems and do we want a free valet, they certainly look after their customers.
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Hyundai/Kia...the only difference is the 7 year warranty as apposed to 5...and the badges of course!

PS. Peter the difference for a 100 mile trip between your RR and my Kia is £28.80 minus £8.40...sadly it's fairly important to some of us.

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PS. Peter the difference for a 100 mile trip between your RR and my Kia is £28.80 minus £8.40...sadly it's fairly important to some of us.
Yes, Ted, nobody has money to throw away, but we don't drink or smoke, rarely go out to an event, so we can indulge a little in a car of our choice, rather than something driven by economics.

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